Ride of the Week: 2013 Mini Cooper

Make and model: 2013 Mini Cooper

Owner(s): Roberta Beach

Owner's hometown: Minneapolis, MN; now living in Cape Girardeau

Special features:

Zippy, fun to drive and my Bloodhound fits - she was the deal breaker in buying this car. Just returned from vacation to SD putting about 1500 miles on Ruby with no trouble at all!

My car's name: Ruby Louise

How I fell in love with my ride:

Formerly owned two Triumph Spitfires, two Porsche 944s, a Mazda Miata, and an Audi TT Quattro. Enjoyed autocross in MT with a Spitfire; have always loved small cars which hug the road and are a pleasure to drive. Ruby Louise certainly fills that bill!